Dental One Associates of Toco Hills
2882 N Druid Hills Road NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town.

With all of the hustle and bustle that comes with moving your family into a new hometown, you'll certainly have plenty to do after you move into your new abode. Along with unpacking all of your worldly possessions, settling on a new interior design and getting your kids acclimated to their new community, there are a variety of tasks you'll need to undertake to ensure the long-term health and well-being of your loved ones. Finding a dentist is certainly among the top of your list of priorities, as proper care for you and your family's teeth can prevent a wide range of future health problems. However, finding one of these physicians can be difficult in a place that is still quite foreign to you, so consider the following tips to narrow down your search and find a doctor you can trust with your family's dental health.

Ask your friends and neighbors
As you get to know people in your neighborhood, at your kids' school and other social situations, don't be hesitant to ask for recommendations about dentists and other doctors in the area. These individuals may be able to provide a wealth of personal experiences and other important information that can give you insight into a dentist's standard of care and how he or she handles a practice.

Go through your insurance company
Finding a dentist that will work with your family's healthcare plan is a major consideration and can help you narrow down your search significantly. Consider visiting your insurance company's website for a listing of dentists in your area that will accept your form of insurance. While these websites usually don't get into specifics, such as standard of care, patient reviews and other information, it can give you a great starting point to find physicians in your geographic area that will be convenient for your needs.

Set up consultations
You can learn a lot about your future dentist by stopping into his or her office and simply sitting down for a conversation, reported KnowYourTeeth.com. Bring along a copy of your family's dental history, as well as a list of important questions. For instance, inquire about the dental procedures that are done in the office, as opposed to those which may have to be outsourced to a different doctor. Additionally, it may be wise to ask about your dentist's medical history, whether or not he or she is a member of the American Dental Association or the Academy of General Dentistry. These are great starting points to consider before you begin to delve into more intensive questions.

Study your dentist's demeanor
Many people have a fear of the dentist's office, and if your kids don't exactly have a favorable view of the place, it may be advisable to find a dentist that has experience working with all age groups. A family-friendly dentist who can make a regular teeth cleaning a fun experience is a rare treat for parents, who can help meet their kids' oral care needs without having to give their loved ones a pep talk every time they head into the office. After all, your new dentist will most likely handle your family's dental needs for years to come, so knowing that you have a friendly, affable person to see every few months will make the experience less of a chore.

Choosing the right dentist is a major decision for your family's overall well-being, but if you take your time and weigh the pros and cons of each one of these professionals, you can find an individual that is more than capable of handling your family's requirements.

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Missing some of the warm fuzzies that I had at my private dentist, but excellent care, polite efficient staff and a whole lot cheaper.
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They were helpful, got me in for an emergency quickly. Dr DeAngelis was exceptional.
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I always enjoy my visits to Dental One. I was on time and was seen right away.My hygienist was Kenisha, she is always very nice and she gave me a […]
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This young lady always does a great job.
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I like doctor Jewett and his assistance.. they're very good
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Very nice, Quick service. Did not wait for long. And everyone was very nice
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Greetings: I arrive to find that Donna, had move to another location. Wen has become the new person. When I tell you she was excellent and made me […]
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I was so afraid of going to the Dentist; I let more than 5 years pass, got some x-rays and then another three years past. So, a few days ago I found […]
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Everyone was great,from the time I walked in the door. the young lady who did the x-rays, the doctor, to gigi in the billing area. I was very […]
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Effective, friendly and punctual as usual.
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Love Dr. Lisa. Fast friendly and incredibly proficient! All her staff too!
Anonymous
Dr. Jewett does great work. Teeth feel and look like new!
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I appreciate that appointments are not overbooked. All staff members are friendly.
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the customer service was excellent
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Great service as always...love my hygentist (Kenisha)
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The service was prompt, my hygienist did an excellent job with my sensitive teeth, and Dr. Jewett always does a great job.
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There was great customer service, short wait time, and great dental advice given.
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My Dentist is great my Dental hygentist KENEISHA is wonderful!!!
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Anonymous
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